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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:09 AM


Company Name: Kreg Tool Company

Job Function: Other Safety Related, Other Safety Related
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: 2-4 Weeks
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Required Travel: None

Job Description

Kreg Tool is an employee owned company that manufactures a wide variety of tools, accessories, and equipment for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers.  Our products are available throughout North America and in the nation’s major Home Improvement stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Menards. Our core focus is to make our customers raving fans, contribute positively to the community & economy, and assist employees in achieving personal growth and success. 
Headquartered in Huxley, IA (just off I-35 between Des Moines and Ames), we offer an entrepreneurial environment, casual dress code, and a competitive compensation package which includes base pay, semi-annual bonuses, and full benefits.  We are experiencing rapid growth and employ over 190 employees.  Kreg Tool is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug test are required to be qualified for employment.  We currently have the following position open:
Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist
Summary: As the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist you will lead the execution of strategic initiatives to develop, deploy and continuously improve EH&S performance of the Kreg facilities.  In this position you will champion a culture that is proactive, accountable, engaged and sustains a business where zero safety and environment incidents is possible. 
Principal Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Safety Leadership:  Embed safety as a cultural element at Kreg Tool by providing visible safety leadership as well as develop, implement and champion proactive safety management systems.  Drive awareness and accountability for safety performance through all levels of the organization.  Assure compliance to internal and external requirements, manage risk and leverage opportunities and best practices regarding safety and environment.  Collaborates with human resources on worker’s compensation management.
  • Continuous Improvement:  Coordinate and monitor behavioral-based safety systems, industrial hygiene, ergonomic programs, risk assessments, fire safety and corrective action to prevent personal injury and property loss.  Provide new ideas and methods to improve safety processes.  Engage stakeholders to develop a culture of continuously improving performance.
  • Communication:  Communicate and train effectively, all stakeholders, in the development and implementation of safety programs.  Champion stakeholder engagement and lead the Safety Committee(s.) 
  • Reporting and Measuring:  Manage the EH&S recordkeeping requirements and prepare and organize EH&S files for audits.  Work collaboratively with operations to develop sustainable EH&S programs and processes.  Manage change effectively and implement strategies and tactics identified in reviews/audits, permit processes or corporate initiatives.  Plan, prepare and present annual EH&S plans, goals, objectives and results.  Ensure the business is current with all regulatory requirements.  Manage the EH&S program up to audit standards.  Develop metrics to drive understanding of key issues/opportunities across the organization.
 Competencies for this position
  • Safety Leadership
  • Manages Relationships
  • Building Partnerships (Works Cross-Functionally)
  • Initiating Action
  • Managing Work
  • Emotional Intelligence Essentials
  • Decision Making
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Applied Learning

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical environment or safety area (Safety, Ergonomics, Engineering) or equivalent experience required
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment required
  • Strong communication, presentation and training skills to interact with team members at all levels of the organization required
  • Solid knowledge of state and federal regulations associated with EH&S required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a safety culture required
  • Certification from a nationally recognized safety organization preferred
  • Must be available for call in off typical schedule in emergency situations
 Skills and Abilities
  • Committed to company values
  • Must be able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances
  • Projects self-confidence, enthusiasm and a positive can-do attitude
  • Is self-motivated.  Ability to carry out assigned tasks to completion with minimal supervision
  • Must be committed to the success of the entire organization
  • Must have the ability to identify, discuss and solve problems
  • Must have the ability to lead and manage others effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications – especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word

Contact Person: Stephanie Gott
Email Address:

• Location: Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa

• Post ID: 19799932 desmoines
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